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Bell Whittington Public Library
  Weekly Programs are back!

After School Program
Mondays, 4 -5 p.m., Kinder - 6th Grade

Toddler Time
Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Preschool and younger

Teen Library Lounge
Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., 7th - 12 Grade

Coming Soon!

Facebook & Genealogy
Wednesday, October 7th, 10 - 11:15 a.m.

Saturday, October 10th
First United Methodist church
4545 Wildcat Drive, Portland, Texas
Games, activities and free books for little ones, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Special Event Finale by Magik Theater at 2 p.m.



Bell Whittington Public Library

Our Mission:

  • We provide cost-effective quality service, programs and materials in a variety of formats in order to meet the educational, recreational and cultural needs of all the citizens of Portland and the surrounding communities
  • We provide exemplary customer service in a friendly, timely and efficient manner to all citizens equally.
  • We stimulate the awareness and use of libraries to promote individual enlightenment, community enrichment, and economic vitality throughout the city and work with other city organizations and entities to enhance existing services and develop new and innovative programs and services.
  • We are committed to inform, entertain, enrich, and to foster the self-learning process by facilitating access to our collections, services, and facilities to all members of the community.
  • We are dedicated to serving our patrons and providing excellence in customer service.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome!  Please feel free to let us know what materials, services and programs you would like to see offered by the library.

The Bell/Whittington Library is located in the scenic Coastal Bend of Texas and serves the entire Coastal Bend area free of charge.  We provide many services, programs and opportunities in the community.  The library staff is dedicated to the free and open access of materials, programs and services.  Our motto:


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Ginny Moses


2400 Memorial Pkwy
Portland, TX 78374
Phone: (361) 777-0921
Fax: (361) 643-6411

Sunday - Closed

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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